New CDL Medical Certification Requirements

Starting January 30, 2012 and no later than January 30, 2014, all CDL holders must provide information to their SDLA regarding the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL. Drivers operating in certain types of commerce will be required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to their SDLA to obtain a “certified” medical status as part of their driving record. CDL holders required to have a ”certified” medical status who fail to provide and keep up-to-date their medical examiner’s certificate with their SDLA will become ”not-certified” and they may lose their CDL.

New Medical Certification Requirements: A Guide for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Holders - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  These FAQs created by the Federal Motor carrier Safety Administration are designed to help people understand the new Federal medical certification requirements.

State by State Instructions for Submitting Medical Certificates  This listing identifies for each state the contact person for submitting medical certifications, as well as whether they may be submitted by fax or email.

Medical Examination Report  This is a blank copy of the form used to do a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination is conducted by a licensed "medical examiner." The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC). A blank certificate is also available.